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Defining ecosystem flow requirements for the Bill Williams River, Arizona

Open-File Report 2006-1314

Edited by:
Patrick B. Shafroth and Vanessa B. Beauchamp

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Abstract

Alteration of natural river flows resulting from the construction and operation of dams can result in substantial changes to downstream aquatic and bottomland ecosystems and undermine the long-term health of native species and communities (for general review, cf. Ward and Stanford, 1995; Baron and others, 2002; Nilsson and Svedmark, 2002). Increasingly, land and water managers are seeking ways to manage reservoir releases to produce flow regimes that simultaneously meet human needs and maintain the health and sustainability of downstream biotaa.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Defining ecosystem flow requirements for the Bill Williams River, Arizona
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2006-1314
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
ix, 135 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona
Other Geospatial:
Bill Williams River
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N